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Webinar series: NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships

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National Institute for Health Research Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships: a webinar series helping YOU to apply for one.

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Do you want to complete a clinically relevant PhD but don’t know where to start or where to find support? Do you already know about the NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships (PCAFs) but want to learn about how to create a competitive application?

From October this year, NIHR 70@70 research leads from King's College Hospital and the Nightingale Academy at Guy's & St. Thomas' (Dan Hadfield, Katherine Clark and Naomi Hare) are holding a series of free online webinars aimed at tackling the whats, the whys and the hows of PCAFs.

The webinars will be held on Zoom and bookings close one hour before the start of the event so that attendees can be sent links to join.

Feel free to attend all webinars in the series or cherry-pick the ones that apply most to you.

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Friday 8 October 2021 | 11:00-12:00

What is a PCAF (and why should I be interested)?

Do you want to complete a clinically relevant PhD but don’t know where to start or where to find support? In this session we will introduce you to the PCAF within the context of broader support pathways for non-medical clinical academic careers in the NHS. We will provide an overview of the support provided by the PCAF, the expectations, eligibility criteria, application process, deadlines and local support within your trust. The session will be led by clinical academics who have extensive experience of submitting successful PCAF applications.

Monday 8 November 2021 | 13:00-14:00

Guide to a successful PCAF application: the person

Do you want to learn about how to create a competitive application? It is often said that the NIHR base their decisions on the three ‘P’s: Person, Project and Place. Here we discuss arguably the most important of these: the ‘Person’. With particular focus on your proposed training and your CV (and how to improve this prior to submission), we will provide useful hints and tips from current PCAF awardees, supervisors and panel members.

Monday 29 November 2021 | 12:00-13:00

*Please note that, due to limited time prior to PCAF application deadline, the final two webinars (29 November and 28 January) will be combined into this one.

Guide to a successful PCAF application: the project/Guide to a successful PCAF application: the place

Although you do not officially need a defined project for the PCAF, an area of interest and an early stage project proposal is recommended. This is perhaps the most daunting aspect of a PCAF application. In these sections it is critical to understand what panel members are looking for; namely a suitable research question, an appropriate understanding of issues and research methods, the suitability of your project for a PhD, and some progress or preparation (evidence of commitment). It is also critical to consider your training and local support in relation to the project, so these issues will also be addressed.

Current and past PCAF awardees, supervisors and panel members will be available to share their experience.

Friday 28 January 2022 | 10:00-11:00

In this final session, the panel will be available for a Q&A session for anyone that needs specific help with their applications.

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